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Improve your gut health with organic pears!

Improve your gut health with organic pears! P​ears are a mild, sweet fruit with a fibrous centre. ​They have many health benefits of which include their ability to aid in ​weight loss​, ​improve digestion​ and ​heart​ health, regulate the body’s fluid levels, and reduce blood pressure. Fibre benefits Pears contain ​an extremely great sources of dietary fibre. While a single serving of pears provides about 15-18% of the daily requirement for fibre intake, they can be a very strong agent for improving digestive health too. Most of the fibre in pears is a non-soluble polysaccharide (NSP), which means that it acts as a bulking agent in the intestines. This fibre accumulates the ​food​ and adds bulk so it is easier...

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Introducing Jessie - our resident Nutritionist

Jessie Stevenson is busy Mum to Winter, qualified Nutritionist and Whole foods Cook. It was while living by the beach in Freshwater and enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle that Jessie discovered her immense passion for food and nutrition. After graduating with a Bachelor in Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine, Jessie realised many people didn’t have the time or knowledge to consistently create time-saving, healthy family meals. This experience, coupled with Jessie’s desire to help people and families eat and live well, inspired the vision for The Nourishing Point. Jessie has a genuine interest and passion for healthy weight loss, sports nutrition, digestive problems/disorders, sleep disorders, pre/post natal, detoxification, sugar cravings and food intolerance...

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CORN AND ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

CORN AND ZUCCHINI FRITTERSINGREDIENTS500g zucchini, shredded and drained*1/2 cup grated onion1 cup fresh organic sweet corn1 large egg1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour/GF if needed1 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. dried basilOlive oil or ghee, for cooking      INSTRUCTIONS In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, onion, corn, egg, and cheese. Then stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and basil. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, spoon the zucchini mixture by a tablespoon. (I used a regular eating tablespoon to measure out the mixture). Flatten the tops with a spatula and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel...

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Cauliflower Power!

Cauliflower is part of the ‘cruciferous’ family of vegetables, that are rich in protective compounds which promote healthy liver detoxification; inhibit tumour growth and reduce free radical damage in the body. Cauliflower contains: * Vitamin C - 1 cup provides 50% of your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) * Folate, Potassium and Vitamin B6. How To PrepareIf you over-cook cauliflower it can turn bitter and release its sulfurous compounds, which may leave an unpleasant smell too! So I recommend enjoying cauliflower raw, oven baked or cook it rapidly by boiling or steaming it. Recipe Inspiration1.Cauliflower rice:Grate or process your raw cauliflower into rice-sized bits. You can steam this like rice or add to a wok for cauliflower-fried rice! Warm Salads –...

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Minimise Your Waste & Keep Your Produce Fresh

Placing your fruits and vegetables in proper storage is the primary key to keeping produce fresh. We all know the look of a sorry bin of wasted strawberries, all sunken, dark and fuzzy. Some of our produce preservation comes down to planning. It doesn’t pay to purchase produce you can’t use or preserve within a reasonable time. Separate them! Certain types of fruits and vegetables do not mix well in storage, as some emit ethylene, a gaseous hormone emitted by plants. Certain foods don’t do well with ethylene around and can spoil faster when stored near your ethylene-producing fruits and veggies inside the same compartment. Your highest ethylene producers are apricots, cantaloupe, figs, honeydew, bananas, tomatoes, avocadoes, nectarines, peaches, pears...

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